Pimples. Blackheads. Whiteheads. Painful bumps under the skin. These are all signs of acne, and chances are you’ve dealt with them before. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting as much as 80% of all people between the ages of 11 and 30. But acne doesn’t just affect teenagers and young adults. Acne outbreaks can occur at any age, independent of race or gender.
Acne is a disorder of the hair follicle and the oil glands. It most commonly occurs on the face, back, chest, neck, and shoulders. Certain triggers, such as diet, stress, hormonal changes, make-up and medications, may worsen acne. Be sure to avoid popping pimples to prevent infection permanent scarring.